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Pre-Opening Information

Please check this page often, as it will be updated as more information becomes available.

New School Phone Number

TVCA is switching over to our new phone system.  The new phone number is:  (208) 779-4088.  Please call this number to contact the school for all questions or concerns.

TVCA Family Handbook

The TVCA Family Handbook is officially released.  All parents will need to sign the Honor Code and Parent Student Compact by the end of the first week of school acknowledging that they have read and understand the handbook.  The links to the handbook (and associated forms) are below:

TVCA Family Handbook

Forms:

Honor Code and Parent Student Compact
Request to Examine/Copy Public Records
Administration of Medication/Medical Procedures
Emergency Action Plan
Guardian Authorization

School Uniforms

For a general overview of the school’s uniform, please click here.  Details on the school uniform are presented below by grade level bands (with required and optional items).

Girls Uniform (K-12)
Boys Uniform (K-12)
PE and Optional Outerwear  Only students in 5th grade and above will dress out for PE classes.
Shoe Guidelines

Educational Outfitters is the school’s vendor for the uniform.

Uniform Back-up Plan:  We realize that some students may not have a complete required uniform on the first day of school. For those few students who do not have their uniforms, the following are acceptable uniform substitutes:

Tops:  Open House T-Shirt (all students will receive one at the Open House) or uniform polo.
Bottoms:  Solid school colors (blues, grays, or khakis) in shorts or skirts (of appropriate length); no blue jeans.

Please keep the School informed about any uniform supply situations that will not be resolved within the first two weeks of school.

Uniform Financial Aid:  The School will provide financial aid for uniforms to families who wish to apply. Please contact the School directly at uniform@tvcacademy.org for further information.

Transportation

The School will provide bus transportation.  Busing routes and stops will be available at the All-School Open House on Thursday, August 22. There will also be a carpool drop off and pickup procedure for parents who wish to transport their own children.

Lunch Option

The School will have a hot lunch option and will be certified to serve students who qualify for the National School Lunch Program (Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program).  Our school nutrition partner is Treasure Valley Catering.

School Calendar

The School will host an All School Open House for all parents and students on Thursday, August 22, from 10:00am – 4:00pm.  Students and parents are required to attend, meet and visit with teachers, and learn more information about the School.

The First Day of School will be Friday, August 23.

The School Calendar for AY19-20 can be viewed here.

School Schedule

The daily school schedule for all students (K-6) will be from 8:00am – 2:30pm.

Kindergarten

All Kindergarten students will be enrolled in all-day Kindergarten.  There will be no half-day option.

What can I do to help prepare my child?

Literacy and language are the foundation to access all other knowledge (including mathematics and the sciences).  To understand how we approach this topic, please take a moment to watch this presentation by Dr. Daniel Coupland (Associate Professor of Education at Hillsdale College).  To help build vocabulary and comprehension for your child, please consider reading to your child from this suggested list of books (please take note of the suggestions on the front page).